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Old 10-16-2006, 05:53 PM   #1
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Greetings--

Might it be possible to use an 18ga brad air gun (1.5-2") to install shoe molding , 1/4 round, and similar ?

I have one of these Iused on another project. I didnt want to have to buy a finish nailer. I was concerned that the brads' small heaqd wouldnt hold as needed.

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Old 10-16-2006, 05:56 PM   #2
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Sure! Why not?

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Old 10-16-2006, 07:06 PM   #3
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I use 18 gauge for this all the time.
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That's what I use, with 2" brads and compressor set at around 100lbs.
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Greetings--

Might it be possible to use an 18ga brad air gun (1.5-2") to install shoe molding , 1/4 round, and similar ?

I have one of these Iused on another project. I didnt want to have to buy a finish nailer. I was concerned that the brads' small heaqd wouldnt hold as needed.

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It will hold fine, infact...you SHOULD use the 18g brad for this.

Other 16g or 15g are more likely to split shoe-base and quarter round....
We always use 18 g to install shoe base and quarter rounds
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Old 10-17-2006, 10:09 PM   #6
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Agree to all the above. That is what I use.

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